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the next 20 minutes. there is a light rain in baltimore city. the rain will be with us off and on. maybe a few thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon. high temperatures into the upper 70's. the evening commute will be better. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. a first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have one early morning accident at kingston road and eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures in the middle river. also some closures near norfolk avenue because of police activity. the rest of the major roads look good. 11 minutes on the north and west side outer loop. this is harford road. so far so good of the outer and inner lips. so far looking at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore could expect to see some defects with 140 flights already out of bwi. the merger between southwest and airt
to be hands free while talking on a cell phone. right now kathleen joins us on the phone using úne of those new handss ree devices. kathleen. >>reporter: that's right jennifer. right now i'm talking to you on the phone through the jupiter jack. plugs right into my cell phone and this little device here. numb goes through thh raaio system and sometimes the radio does leak through for now we'll turn it right down. they can cost from 10 to 100 dollars. the national safety the cell phone. heather was killed by a truck driver texting but the highway study hide the phone while driving. some say the real solution is a complete ban on cell phone usage while riving. >> if you aae driving taaking on a cell phone, the risk oo you being involved in a crash quadruple. that's whet you are hands free or holding the phone. >>reporter: so starting friday if you are caught with one of these up to your ear and holding it in your hand,!! hand, you are in a lot of ttouble and could end up costinggyouuabout 40 dollars in fines. live on 41st street fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> okay kathleen. how are theeroa
virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some gr
county executive jim smith. good afternoon. what can you tell us about baltimore county? >> good afternoon to you. we're fairing fairly well. it helps when people use common sense. going around the barriers is -- it's hard to understand because we've had such great cooperation between so many of the agencies and the police and the public works, two of the agencies have been working hand and glove and a road that is partially closed until public works get there. they put up the barrier and the police go on to assist other areas. we need the cooperation of the public but all the agencies are working very, very well together. with respect to the two shelters, they're really open for people who feel threatened, particular thy those who are -- could be impacted by the tidal surge. that's supposed to owe consider around 12:48 p.m. if they are afrayed for their pets we have coordinated with animal control. they can bring their pets. if they're bringing their pets with them, we're prepared to even take care of the pets. we have done 6500 row versus 911 calls. there are robocalls, mostly
>>> the storm strengthens. tropical storm nicole moves close to the u.s. coast and when maryland could start feeling the effects. >>> hello, i'm don scott. >>> and i'm jessica kartalija -- >>> what kind of impact is nicole going to have, we'll show you the weather center with bernadette woods and marty bass. >>> well, the center of it isn't quick, but the rain ahead of it is already in maryland. we have bands of heavy rainmaking i into the southeastern shore and that's going to move into the southern tip here. east of the rain, it's picking up and it's on the doorstep of baltimore and annapolis. and denton, already heavy rain and federals burg and heading down into salisbury and this is just the beginning. we'll switch it over and show you the latest statistics on nicole. the senor is to the south and ahead of it, that's connected with this. take a look at the track, the winds are up to 40 miles per hour and it's moving to the north east. and it will probably gain more strength at this point. and the track ends. and this is by the national hurricane center. they think it will los
. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. when does the rain it gets here? >> it will probably start tonight. we will get a lot of it. flooding is possible. no weather problems expected for the wednesday morning commute. 56 degrees at the airport. it is cooler than yesterday. the rain will move in from the south. most of you, it will hold off until late this afternoon and this evening. we will go over the forecast for tomorrow and into the weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> still pretty quiet out there as we checked speed sensors spirit we're in the green on the north side. so far so good on 795 and 70. the jfx is in great shape. 95 through 32 in howard county, 57 miles per hour. looking good for drive times. seven minutes on 895 south down to the harbor tunnel. things are running smoothly for the most part. volume is picking up on baltimore national pike in the outer loop. problem-free right now at shawan road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama is b
for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> so for the focus is the western suburbs. frederick county, carroll county. let's look at hd doppler. you cannot see the worst of it in the orange and the red -- you can see the worst of it in the orange and the red. you will see some heavy rain for the next 15 or 20 minutes at least. and then it will push into pennsylvania. down towards annapolis, give yourself extra time again this morning. let's look at the forecast. i think it will clear up this afternoon. most of the rain will be this morning. high temperatures in the upper 70's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah and see what is happening on the roads on this tuesday. >> a few accidents to watch for. they could be related to the rain. there is an accident at 32. watch for delays there. there are some other problem spots. jewish park lake drive, a vehicle fire. park lake drive, a vehicle fire. let's let it drive times. 11 minutes on the ad lib northeast side. eight minutes to tr
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. >>> breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring powerful winds and heavy rain up and down the east coast, causing historic flooding and a state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. >>> campus tragedy. a rutgers university student kills himself, after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges, as the college mourns his laws. >>> and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early this thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early this thursday morning, september 30th, 20 o 10. captioning funded by cbs >>> a small taste of what's to come here in new york city, where we and all of the east coast are bracing for o severe weather. good morning, everyone i'm maggie
at college. now her death is sparking some action. mary joins us now with the fallout on the murder of yeardley love. >> a college campus dedicates an entire day to improving campus safety and preventing violence. it's happening now at the university of virginia, five months after the death of yeardley love. >> reporter: yeardley love grew up in cockeysville and was weeks away from graduating when police say her ex-boyfriend, attacked and killed her inside her off-campus apartment. >> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> today's students, faculty and staff, participated in an event called day of dialogue. featured discussions, a resource fair and a public art project called lines of darkness and light that veiled the collins university historic rotunda with black fog. both love and huguely played well cross at uva. they said today, athletics has been a strong supporter of this movement. >> every coach who was not actually competing today or doing key recruiting is here. and in fact, as you looked around here, craig l
problems may arise. >> the director of the city operations center joins us live on the phone. good morning. mr. any flooding in the city? but we have received reports of localized flooding come around the patapsco avenue. . the road is already close. historically we have instances of flooding there. with the amount of rain we had overnight, that area is already under water. >> when we anticipate heavy rain, there are pockets where you know it is going to flood. to try to get a jump on things? >> yes. we try to utilize transportation and assets so that it frees up fire employees so they cannot respond to major emergencies. the usual suspects are the 83 corridor, jones falls, middle mill up around the mount washington area. and the fells point area. we're not too concerned with the storm surges. given the amount of rain that is falling, and the cells did seem to be all over the place, it is anybody's guess on work the flooding will be the worst. it could be an area where there is not a stream or a tributary at all, where a storm drain becomes clogged. so we're keeping an eye on everything to
. no activity out thereeright now. relatively quiet.3 allng frontal boundary sitting off to the east of us. we have the stationary front that the moisture rides on. moisture.lorida, look at the ahead of the tropicalú depression. joining us s we get down the road here. in fact, looking at how much we could possibly gee on the future scan. we could get nywhere from 2-to 4-inches potentially across the on top offthe 1-to 2-inches we have seen. so run into flooding conditions. tell you more about the track of this potential tropical storm coming our way in bit. >> the governor is defending he state's labor department after a gloomy jobs report is removed ffrm its own ebsite. jeff abell is standing by at the state office complex where the action has been unleashed a politicaa attack. jeff? >>well, that job report painted a grim picture when this department initially posted to its website. but within hours, the report was replaced by another report. which painted a far less gloomy picture. well that drew cries of a cover up from reppblican gubernatorial challenger bob ehrlich. today governor
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us on "good morning maryland" at 9:00. i'm megan pringle. jamie will be back tomorrow. we're all about business today. just to give you an idea, we have two lawyers, a finance woman giving us advice about college and statement investments. also we're going to be talking to carl delmont, our money mortgage man. all about the business today. >>> first, today's hot topic. today's topic, a story about teenaged sex and angry father who may have gone a little too far to protect his daughter. the father is a police officer and now he's the subject of an investigation after he handcuffed and pretended to arrest his testimonydaughter's boyfriend after finding out the two teens were having sex. stepdaughter's. david wright has more. >> reporter: the scene looks real enough to be very intimidating. the san jose police officer in full uniform stands tall in his boots over a 15-year-old defendant in handcuffs. >> reporter: bear in mind the officer is the angry father of the 14-year-old girl the boy had sex with. >> if i see you anywhere around the house
will cost us. >>> abc2 is taking part in think pink week, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research. and setting the stage for a big event that's happening this weekend. on sunday, komen maryland's race for the cure kicks off in hunt valley. abc2 will be live on the air. we'll have teen coverage from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. if you want to register for the big race, you can save money by doing it ahead of time as opposed to registering the day of. we have all the information set up for you. go to our website, abc2news.com. click on think pink. >>> all right, we spent an entire summer, in fact we spent part of spring and even part of the start of fall just about the heat, an occasional storm here and there and close brush with earl off the coast. we have something different going on now. while it appears cloudy on our satellite imagery, we should see sun this morning, shift our focus towards the south. look at that slug of moisture, not just the line of moisture down the east coast. focus on what's happening across central and southern florida. that's the northern fringe of a devel
with a comfortable morning. you might think that the moon itself is providing us heat. that's not the case. but, and a big but, and it is looming in the room like the unspoken pink elephant, we have a warming trend that is going to be occurring today, tomorrow, and friday. the temperatures will be hanging on. right now, we are hanging on with maryland's most popular radar. we are doing some lighting across the early morning sky. we should reach the guaranteed high of 87. there may be a small shower or thunderstorm later on this afternoon and evening. >> we have some police activity on the inner loop of the beltway this morning along edmonton avenue. and i-79 southbound to the route 2 exit no problems there. no issues in baltimore county or howard county and even prince george's prince george's county. >> how many time have you come up on the car, it's swerving, it's changing lane, and you pull up to look, and it's the darn cell phone. >> distracted driving is considered as dangerous as drunk driverring, and the government -- driving, and the government wants to do something even stronger about
for u.s. senate is killed after she was hit by an suv. ú%apened while she was riding her bike. >> 5:30 sunddy morning. greee party candidate for the u.s. senate natasha pettigrew parked her car with bike in tow on the caapus of prince george's community college. first stop before heading out %-while riding south on 202, the avid bike rrder and tri-athlete was hii from behind by a woman driving a cadillac escalade. >> i aw smoke coming from the front of the suv. >> crystal hayes saw it all. >> pulled ooer, i didn't wantú them to notice e noticing them. -o kept going. >>the driver of theeescalade spee off. and drove for 4 miles to her ú%me. with the bicycle still lodged ú%derneath. left behind, natasha pettigrew with crystal by her side. >> she was lying in the roadd she was not responding..3 she was totally unconscious. that, you know, it was okay.3 told her that somebody was on the way. i told herrto keep breathing. >> tte med-acts arrived but natasha died this morning from the njuries. >> a spokesperson or maryland's green party released this the partt has never experience
, wisconsin to bring us up to date. good morning, cindy. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this earthen he levee is part of a series of dikes built mostly sand way back in the 1890s. sunday parts began to erode or give way as people in the historic town of portage are seeing the wisconsin river at its highest level since 1938. here in portage, the wisconsin river reached 20.5 feet sunday. that's even higher than the predicted crest, which forecastrs said wouldn't come until later today. 300 residents were asked to evacuate but those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us that we have -- that we had ten minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all the roads back there. >> reporter: all this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to their homes only to find their belongings water-logged. >> phone calls from a few friends letting me known flooding was occu
through the morning. we get that sun up by 6:53 and it does some work by this afternoon, bringing us to near normal. let's see what is happening on those roads. here is kim brown. >> we have fire activity in baltimore city that has the eastbound lanes right at falls road partially blocked because of fire and police equipment. so police are going to be out there providing drivers with the detours. keep that in mind. aside from that, we look around the area, no issues along the corridor. we are clear here in baltimore county. no problems southbound from hartford county. 83 looks good as does 795. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. there's new information this morning, the death of a 14-year- old from belle air who was hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection. the pedestrian lights at route 24 are on now, but state police received a number of complaints that they were not working on friday. the state highway administration is investigating, but meantime, friends and family of 14-year- old joey are trying to face the reality. they continue to stop by and pay tribute and hug at
terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go, on they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in t
to graduate. tim tooten joins us from the newsroom with more. >> this affects the graduating class of 2015. while the state board has taken a major first step, they're still trying to spell out what it means to become environmentally literate. dozens of the environment are part of the daily teaching schedule at the western school of technology of the environmental silent -- sites. they would like to see more students across maryland become environmentally literate. >> environmental education and literacy is threaded throughout our curriculum. this would not represent the requirement that each system develop a new course. >> the foundation has been a driving force in helping states help students learn more about the environment. by way of this new proposal. >> you will see this embedded into the curriculum. it is already there. you also see these kids taking the information into the school yard and the communities to learn about the natural world around them. >> it stops short for now of in forcing students to take and pass environmental class's in order to graduate. >> it seems to me we ar
. most of the windows were bashed out. firefighters had to use ladders to rescue the people inside. at this point the cause of the accident is not clear. we're here gathering information. back to you. >> thank you. wjz has complete coverage of the crash. we saw the backup the accident is causing. >>> this is going to be an ongoing issue, not only because of the ramp and the damage to the ramp, they'll have to remove the bus. once they take care of the injured people, there's a live look at the scene. the accident is on the 270 spur at the i-0 merge in the northbound direction at the merge. the northbound spur is closed to all traffic. all traffic must exit pat democracy. all traffic must take the inner loop of the beltway. this is obviously cause lag lot of confusion and a lot of traffic hasn't had a place to go. there's a large triage area that's set up. this will be there for quite sometime, so if you know anybody headed in that direction, turn around. it's an area to be avoid right now. it will be there for sometime. we'll have another update in 15 minutes. >>> our other big sto
'm mindy basara. >> i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. >> no pressure, mindy, huh? you want perfect temperatures and clear skies. >> you can deliver that, i know you can. >> you're right, i can. autumn does begin wednesday night. we're counting down. the equinox is at -- >> party at your house. >> it is a big meteorological party. i don't know if you guys are invited. it's kind of wild. you know those equinox parties, i don't know. >> i'm not sure i can handle that. >> i don't know if you're ready for an equinox party, but i'll let you know. let's talk about what's happening right now. things are nice and quiet. partly cloudy skies, the temperatures are kind of mild for this time of the year, this time of the day, in the mid 60's. a little breeze coming out of the north at 7 miles per hour. it is going to be a breezy afternoon, but just a mix of sun and clouds expected with high temperatures in the upper 70's. so a nice start to the workweek. we do have some rain in the forecast for later on this week. i'll show you the s
us join together to fight for the future of this city. >> big shake up in the city's top prosecutor's office setting aside any challenging of the vote patricia jessamy concedes the race for baltimore city state attorney. i'm christian schaffer. jest jessamy was facing more than 1300 vote deficit after 15 years as city state's attorney. she's ready to move forward. jeff hager has more on her decision. >> at this time i want to thank the citizens of baltimore city for giving me the opportunity to serve. it has been a labor of love. >> reporter: and with that baltimore city state's attorney patricia jessamy announced she had telephoned her opponent gregg bernstein and had conceded the race to retain her office of 15 years. the incumbent says she learned a long time ago to let life's turns make her better, not bitter. and she's now prepared to focus upon her future. >> i am definitely not going quietly into the night. i am a public servant by nature, and there is an initiative that i have been working on that i'm going to volunteer initially my time towards and it is that fifth sunda
use some rain. what you are seeing out there isn't going to fix that. it is an indication that a cool front is moving into the area. so there are a few sprinkles. that's about it. i don't know if this stuff hits the ground. nonetheless, culling in behind that, there is a cool front. that will pass through during the day today. it will help knock temperatures down. instead of 90's today, we're going to talk about 80's today behind the front, and eventually we'll take the humidity down, as well. at the moment, the skies are clear and there is -- we'll talk about the forecast for this weekend, because there are changes coming up. >> our big story this morning, a first of its kind court decision. a former howard county teachers aid is found guilty of sex abuse. >> it is not aled he touched the vism but he did send the third grader explicit letters. >> the verdict against carl walker junior comes six months after police found out about the letters. walker started writing explicit and passionate love letters to a student in september of last year. >> he talked about how much he loved her, h
is in for marty. >>> happy friday, everyone out there. we have the rain leaving us. it's still mild. we have everything from the 60s in baltimore and 70s the further south you go. taking it closer, 66 degrees in bel air now and 68 in kent island and 68 in annapolis. as we head into the afternoon. the northwest wind is picking up and we're bringing in dryer air. the clouds will mix with sunshine and we'll get to 80- degree this afternoon and dry air is returning for the weekend. we'll have the forecast. >>> what a waits you on the way to work? here's kristy breslin. >> well, it's an easy friday morning drive. everything is running smoothly on the northside of the inner loop and outer lupe. everything's in great shape on the westside. average speed, 65 miles per hour. moving to 95. that's a slowdown as you make your approach on the north eastside. harrisburg expressway, free and clear. taking a look at the travel times, 53 miles per hour average and 11 minutes to get through. and let's take a live look at the beltway at old court road. here's a look at putty hill avenue. back to you now. >>> h
income meant cecedes. >> and using a handgun in maryland may become illegal. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to saturday saturday -- "11 news saturday morning". i'm lisa robinson. >> first let's check in with tony pann. >> it is autumn-like out there. temperatures in the mid 50's. the skies are clear. this is what you expect when you start thinking about autumn. it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. it is going to warm up quickly, as is the case in the autumn. you get big temperature swings from the morning to the afternoon. so, yeah, it is chilly. it is 56 degrees, but by the time we get into the afternoon. so a beautiful start to the weekend. we show you that and check the tropics when i come back. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, we're learning more about the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. >> this morning we hear the frantic 911 calls from people who were athe hospital when police say someone shot a doctor, shot his mother, and then turned the gun on himself. >> and you heard a shot? >> yes. >> are you an employee?
that the u.n. that the u.s. government might have or restricted the 9/11 terrorist attacks. -- might have orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. steve handelsman has the latest. >> world leaders and president obama reacted strongly. the iranian president ahmadinejad made a speech yesterday. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. and, particularly, for him to make this statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> of course the u.s. government is a cassette -- is upset. again, today, ahmadinejad claimed that some of the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11, which he emphasized that led to many more muslim deaths. >> we're saddened that people were killed in 9/11. hundreds of thousands of people were killed and our region as a result. >> why bring that up now? >> it appealed -- it deflects from the nuclear issue. >> western all of rage today. >> bizarre, offensive. >> it might actually help. the iranian president said that in ron might actually offered to meet with major powers next week -- iran might actually offer to meet with major powers next week to end the standoff over the nuclear pro
. this has the makings of a major flood event over much of the northeastern part of the u.s. and including the mid atlantic. >> it started in parts of south florida earlier in the day, making everyday chores and the commute miserable. crews spent the morning filling sandbags and heavy rain pulled on streets and created problems for this car, which ended up in a ditch. for others along the eastern seaboard, it was a day to prepare for nicole's arrival. >> we have not had a major storm in north myrtle beach in over 10 years. >> the mayor warned that there could be some low-lying flooding and rip currents, but did not expect a call to deliver much more. >> we are not recommending any one board up. the sustained winds are supposed to get no more than 45 miles an hour, so we feel like we are in good shape. >> nicole's path is similar to two other previous storms, hurricane floyd in 1999, and guinness in 2005. low-cost significant flooding and damage in florida and parts of the northeast. now that nicole is getting ready to leave her mark, the question is how much damage will she leave behind? >
. the fact that something near cuba of a tropical nature could reach us in a day or day and a half is in and of itself astounding. been really trying to work over all these computer models. there are a bunch of solutions. tropical storm nicole may reach maryland by tomorrow night or sooner. heavy rain will spill out ahead of it. either way you slice it, name or no name, two to four inches a guarantee, higher amounts possible, that's why we have ourselves a flood watch, at least through tomorrow evening. it appears as if we're mostly cloudy, high thin clouds, there'll be sunlight this morning, but the clouds will thicken up. look at the slug of moisture down the east coast. focusing on florida and southbound for what could be tropical storm nicole. increasing cloudy sky and showers arriving late. a high only 71. here's kim brown with a look at traffic. >> fortunately that rain's not going to affect us for this morning rush hour, unlike yesterday, a complete headache, this morning it's a breeze. we don't have problems on the area roadways so far. no delays as you make your way around
, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. >>> and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. >>> we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousa nds of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. >>> and also this morning, it's been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next half hour. >>> we
all of that yellow and orange to the south of us. that is moving in our general direction. it will likely cut at least parts of central and eastern maryland. more soggy weather on the way. >> thank you. our interactive radar can help you stay ahead of severe weather. go to wbaltv.com. in a deal that could lead to higher air fares across the country, southwest airlines announced they will spend billions of dollars to acquire airtran. >> it will expand southwest market. >> bwi has already -- is already considered a hub airports for southwest. despite the company says, will the deal hike fares? >> the talk to low-cost carriers announced monday that they plan to merge under the name and colors of southwest. dallas-based southwest airlines bought its competitor in a $3.4 billion deal. >> now that we have joined forces, the potential to spread low-fare is is even greater. >> pending a government regulatory approval, the deal gives southwest a neighbor -- and even tighter grip on the baltimore washington travel market. southwest would no longer have to compete with airtran for lo
. the low tracking north. as theelow moves north it will ccntinue to bring us the chance for rain. as we go through the night tonighttinto tomorrow. then this is going to turn into a low pressure, and follow that. so two areas of low pressure3 riding the trough along the mid-atlantic giving s heavy rain. flash flood watches through tonight into tomorrow. as we have the potential for heevy rainfall. how much? we are talking about anywhere from about two to 5 inches potentially cross the area. depending on where you are. some folks getting heavier amounts thannothers. right now the bulls eye looks carroll, howard, dc, annapolis. so it looks like it will give us heavy rainfall. ú% can get flooding conditions across the region. i will have more details about %->> thankkyou, vytas. a bit. >> with 6 inches of rain expected in some places, crews in baltimore ccty re busy cleaning storm drains to keep things from flooding. >> keithhdaniels is live in north baltimore withhword on how residents can help to get this job done. keith? >>well, jeff and jennifer, city crews have been busy clearing sto
. >> what the american people have told us they want is that we the fund, repeal and replaced. >> in addition to higher taxes, health insurance warn customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people will see higher costs associated with those new benefits. they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies and previously were. >> insurance companies have been working since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes, investing in new technology, working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> health-care plans are having to make a significant number of changes in their own operations. >> more sweeping reforms are set to take effect in four years. >> there is one piece of the health care law that will affect many young adults up to the age of 26. it is good news for students who can stay on their parents' health insurance longer. we have reaction from our education reporter with more on that story. >> this legislation would extend what maryland law currently has on the books. students say they
on target for this year. >> of course, we cannot do as much as we used to. but fortunately, this season, we are on track to complete another 200 lane miles throughout the city i don't finances are not the greatest, but they are working with what they can do. a bit more focus on it. >> reporter: back out here live, look at this. this is what we are talking about. just craters in the road here, right here on falls road at the intersection of northern and falls road. this is what we are talking about. but you know what? although baltimore tanked tenth the worst roads are in san jose, california closely followed by los angeles. we are not totally the worst roads. reporting live in north baltimore. >>> get ready to pay more for that morning cup of coffee. starbucks is planning to raise prices on some drinks. the world's largest coffee chain is going to raise prices, and the increases will be focused on big and hard to make drinks. however, most of those coffees, like the aspires -- expresso, will stay the same price. >>> six months after president obama signed landmark healthcare reform into law
that there are people like us who need it. >> many americans remain split over the law. a new poll shows a light 30% of those surveyed favored while 40% are opposed. a divided debate likely to intensify as the midterm elections approach. >> the baltimore city budget has taken a beating but that did not stop the city official from a pricey renovation of his office at taxpayer expense. this is the office of the director of public works, complete with a zebra stripes rug, a pedestal stint at a 12 footer dollars desk chair -- pedestal sink. david scott was the public works director at time and a member of the sheila dixon capita. the total cost was more than $27,000. on the director has now found other uses for the furniture. >> baltimore city police are looking for those behind a string of armed robberies in side the -- inside the mondawmin mall. >> these have hit several sources inside mondawmin mall over the summer. they're all armed robberies but please to not leave their all connected. a string of armed robberies over the summer has police searching for suspects. six holdups were at stores. >> the
teachers talked about the shooting, and used as a teaching tool. >> it is not just clinically talking to a parents, the to your patients, but in terms of security, and how can we protect ourselves and maintain integrity. >> city police are investigating a family fight between and aunts and her niece that was so brutal that have left one of them dead. officers were called last night. detectives say the injuries to the arms were so bad she was taken to the hospital, where she later died. >> police are investigating a triple stabbing on board the no. 51 bus. it happened near the intersection of reisterstown road and liberty heights avenue. a fight broke out on the bus which left three people with established. >> the driver brought the bus to rest outside of the mall. there were officers here scheduled for their after-school duty. the officers were able to board the bus, and get individuals off. >> two men were taken to sinai hospital. the third to johns hopkins. all victims are expected to survive. police have released this surveillance photo in hopes of identifying the man. it is unclea
. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more test
, wjz-13 is always on, go to wjz.com for more. don, back to you. >>> this is a scene that many of us will remember, a tractor trailer in the water of the bay after plunging off of the bay bridge. now, two years later, the family of the driver who drowned settled a lawsuit. good morning, once again. >>> good morning, once again don and everyone. the final settlement isn't exactly what the family had originally hoped for, it brings closier to the tragedy. >> reporter: it was more than two years ago that the 57-year- old truck driver was killed in this terrifying crash. his tractor trailer plunged off of the bay bridge when he swerved to avoid an on coming camaro driven by a 19-year-old. the two families settled on a civil suit. baldwin will pay $100,000, that's the maximum amount under her insurance. >> she's remorseful and she didn't set it to have an accident. >> reporter: initially, the shorts wanted $7 million listed the state as available. they argued that twoway traffic is dangerous on the span and that the corrosion should have been repaired. surely, for the safety of the city d
crisis. >> we cannot sit this one out. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your grewture and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too to make sure we keep moving forward. >> the president's campaign trip will cover four states. and president checked on former president jimmy carter fly being from new mexico to wes con son. carter fell ill. the 39th president said hit was just an upset stomach and is said to be resting comfortable tonight. carter is expected to resume this tour this week. >> baltimore city police department is mourning the lost of one of it's own. single vehicle accident took the life yesterday. he was on his way to a training program at ten penn state. back in november we teamed one the state department of education in an effort to save lives. 3-d as in don't drive distracted. >> later this week. maryland will ban drivers from talk on hand held cell-phones. it's putting an end to disstackedtive driving. rob has more on what's b
far this year doctors, patients and staff members at more than a half dozen u.s. hospitals have dealt with this same situation we saw today at hopkins, all of them have experienced shootings either inside patient rooms or just outside the doors. cleveland's hillcrest hospital has more experience than anyone with this chaotic and tragic situation. their facility handled two shootings over the summer within weeks of each other. one of them, a murder/suicide. knoxville has also seen this kind of tragedy. the park west medical center was the scene of a murder/suicide last april. and let's take a look at this astounding list. all of these hospitals have dealt with shootings this year starting with memphis back in february. winter haven, florida, and long island, new york, and also jacksonville, las vegas and baton rouge. while some of these shootings did happen inside of the hospital about half took place in the parking lots and areas outside the doors. as for security inside the buildings themselves there has been no major shift toward installing metal detectors as you heard about hopkins
will cost us. >>> for all you women out there listen closely. there are decisions you can make now that can lower your risk for breast cancer. abc2 news linda so has five very important prevention tips. >> reporter: when it comes to breast cancer, there are certain risk factors women cannot control like family history and age. but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. first, a healthy diet and exercise can go a long way. >> try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. as well as a healthy weight. that includes exercising. we suggest that if you exercise four or more times a week that actually, that will reduce your risk of breast cancer. especially in women who are premenopausal. >> reporter: dr. garrett ray with veteran affairs says the second thing you can do is reduce how much alcohol you drink. >> if you are drinking seven or more a week that does significantly increase youric of breast cancer -- risk of breast cancer. >> reporter: third, talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy. it can actually increase your  risk of breast cancer. >> many women are prescribed it for
continues to recover from such a huge scare. linda so joins us live with more. linda? >> reporter: it's got to be on everyone's minds especially those who come here today. i can tell you good news. the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday. at last check remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical building was put on lockdown after paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot dr. david in the symptom mick. he believed doctors had failed his mother and prompted him to shoot the doctor. pardus then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. news of the shooting had people with relatives who work here at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother finally contacted her and at least we know that she answered the phone and is okay. >> a metal detector might have kept pardus from bringing the gun into hopkins. officials know there are more than 80 entrances and to have a detector at every door is near impossible. they will review security
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